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Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:31 PM

 

Bin Laden’s Personal Debt to Bush

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Just six months after 9/11 and three months after bin Laden evaded capture at Tora Bora, Bush personally began downplaying the importance of capturing al-Qaeda’s leader. “I don’t know where he is,” Bush told a news conference. “I really just don’t spend that much time on him, to be honest with you.”

Yet, with bin Laden at large, Bush enjoyed an advantage. He could use the specter of bin Laden as an all-purpose bogeyman to scare the American people. A living bin Laden allowed Bush to create a plausible scenario for additional al-Qaeda attacks inside the United States and thus the justification for Bush to assert unprecedented powers as Commander in Chief.

Bush also cited the continued threat from bin Laden to stampede the American people and Congress into supporting the invasion of Iraq. One of Bush’s key arguments was that Iraq’s Saddam Hussein might share weapons of mass destruction with bin Laden’s operatives. Most Americans weren’t aware that Hussein, a secularist, and bin Laden, a fundamentalist, were mortal enemies in the Islamic world.

Bush kept the American people in line as his administration touched off periodic panics over terrorism by pushing the color-coded warnings up the threat spectrum.

[url]http://consortiumnews.com/2012/04/04/bin-ladens-personal-debt-to-bush/[/url]

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SHRED Apr 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Apr 2012 #1
yankeepants Apr 2012 #2
Botany Apr 2012 #3
bemildred Apr 2012 #4
penndragon69 Apr 2012 #5
Tanelorn Apr 2012 #6
LetTimmySmoke Apr 2012 #7

Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 02:19 PM

1. bush is a fugitive war criminal

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 02:24 PM

2. Unfortunately, NOT a fugitive. Just a war criminal.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 02:56 PM

3. bush dismantled the CIA unit looking for OBL when OBL ...

.... moved into his compound in Abbottabad in 2005 which was
located in the same city as Pakistan's military academy and
Don Rummy gave the "stand down" order to the the US Army
when they had OBL @ Tora Bora in 2001 or early 2002.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 03:04 PM

4. Good boogey men are hard to find. nt

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 03:12 PM

5. The WAR CRIMINAL bush,

 

Should be arrested , tried and then sentenced to spend the rest of his life (along with the rest of his criminal gang)
Enduring rendition flights to secret torture chambers around the world for a crash course on Enhanced Interrogation techniques.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 09:08 PM

6. Read 1984

It was not novel, but a documentary of the late twentieth century.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 02:58 AM

7. Bush kept him alive, an in exchange OBL provided Bush with a steadysource of electorally useful fear

 

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